Sisters honor longtime employees at special dinner

February 21, 2012

A half dozen employees representing more than 100 years of service to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia were honored this evening (Feb. 21) at the 2012 Employee Gratitude Dinner at the Motherhouse.

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The annual event drew of a crowd of nearly 120 employees, their guests and Sisters of St. Joseph. Since the dinner was planned for Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the theme for the evening was “The Abundance of Mardi Gras.” As part of the celebration, the congregation’s Leadership Council performed a Dixieland/rap song praising each employee by name. Sister Jean Rosemarynoski wrote the song and Patrick Sieben, music director at Cloud County Community College, accompanied the council on clarinet.

The Sisters of St. Joseph have about 70 employees in Concordia, working at the Nazareth Motherhouse, Manna House of Prayer and the CSJ Administrative Center at 215 Court St.

The employees honored, all of Concordia and listed with their jobs and length of service, are:

Paula Tatum, housekeeper, 30 years.
Curtis Mansfield. maintenance II, 25 years.
Doug Herman, treasurer/chief financial officer, 20 years
 Trisha Fraser Champlin, charge nurse, 10 years
Larry Metro, food service manager/dietitian, 10 years
Penny Arnold, administrative services manager, 10 years